Book Club

Once a month, I lead a book discussion at a branch of my local library. This page is intended as a resource for my book club members. However, anyone is welcome to use my list of past book club picks, or share my discussion questions with attribution. I hope you find them useful! Books are listed in reverse chronological order. Clicking the title will lead to my reviews where applicable.

Past Picks

September 2018 – Midnight in Broad Daylight by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

June 2018 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

May 2018 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

April 2018 – The Break by Katherena Vermette

March 2018 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

February 2018 – The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

January 2018 – The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

2017

December 2017 Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

November 2017 – The Turner House by Angela Fluornoy

October 2017 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

September 2017 – The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling

June 2017 – Maus by Art Spiegelman

May 2017 – Mischling by Affinity Konar

April 2017 – Forgotten by Linda Hervieux

March 2017 – Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

February 2017 – In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

January 2017 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2016

December 2016 – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

November 2016 – The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

October 2016 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

September 2016 – While the City Slept by Eli Sanders

June 2016 – An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

May 2016 – Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

April 2016 – Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

March 2016 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

February 2016 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

January 2016 – Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

2015

December 2015 – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

November 2015 – Everything I Never Told You by Celese Ng

October 2015 – Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole

September 2015 – No-No Boy by John Okada

August 2015 – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 2015 – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

June 2015 – Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

May 2015 – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

April 2015 – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

March 2015 – Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

February 2015 – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

January 2015 – The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

2014

December 2014 – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

November 2014 – The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

October 2014 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony F. Marra

September 2014 – The Golem and the Jinni be Helene Wecker